Modern Family Feud: Julie Bowen vs. Sofía 'The Chola Barbie' Vergara
Each week on Modern Family, Sofía Vergara and Julie Bowen's characters bump heads in their unconventional stepmother-stepdaughter relationship. And in a candid segment on Chelsea Lately last night, Julie Bowen suggested that the discord extends off-camera, all because of another Chelsea Lately segment in which the "Cholo Barbie" could not remember Bowen's name. Movieline reviews the clash, and recounts each hilarious burn by Bowen, after the jump.
It all started back on October 6, when Vergara visited Chelsea Lately to promote Modern Family. During the interview (video below), Handler remarked on the Colombian bombshell's thick accent, inciting this exchange:
Vergara: You're so jealous of my accent! You're like Julie Roland, the girl that works in my series.
Handler: What's her name?
Vergara: (sheepish) Julie Roland?
Handler: No, that's not her name. Julie Bowen is her name.
Vergera: I was tricking you. I was tricking you to see if you -- Listen, I work with her 24 hours a day, how would I not know her name?
Handler: Exactly, exactly. We would be fools to think that.
Bowen was apparently tuned into E! that night because she recalled Vergera's slam, and a few others, during her own Chelsea Lately segment last night. Debuting her spot-on Vergara impression, Bowen proceeded to lay into her co-star with material so solid that she almost upstaged the host.
Asked why Vergara could have possibly forgotten her name, Bowen retorted: "I have never had the chance to fly Sofia private and give her jewelry, so my name has no resonance for her."
Egged on by Handler ("It's a shame she's so stupid"), Bowen recounted an interaction the two had shortly after Bowen gave birth to twins:
"After [the birth], I had the loose flesh thing and [Vergara] was like, 'That's disgusting.' And I said, 'Well, what am I supposed to do?' And she said, 'At home, they put you in a girdle right after you give birth. Your mother and your auntie are there and they just zip you in.' So, she thinks I'm disgusting and can't remember my name."
Your move, Vergara. And you should probably rethink your rape jokes.